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a little something in the post

Emails are great. They're super fast, no trees are harmed in their making and they merrily congregate in your inbox while you're on holiday, cheerfully greeting you on your first day back in a way that makes you instantly forget you've been away.

But as much as we appreciate the merits of emails, we also think that the pleasure of getting a little something in the post takes some beating. Which is why this project really caught our eye. It's called Snail Mail My Email, and it's a month long art project seeking to bring back appreciation for the art of letter writing by letting participants submit emails which are handwritten on paper, tucked into an envelope, and posted to a recipient of your choice.

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So if you want to let a special someone know what they mean to you, that you like their new hairdo or that you're sorry for borrowing their top 10 years ago, staining it with tomato ketchup and hiding it back in their wardrobe, then all you have to do is drop them an email message of no more than 100 words and make sure you remember to include the address you want it to go to. Be quick though, the project ends on August 15th.

And if you're a bit handy with a felt tip pen and have five minutes to spare, you could of course just do it yourself.